Data Governance and Analytics, Office of; created. (SB1365)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Data governance; Office of Data Governance and Analytics; Chief Data Officer; Virginia Data Commission; report. Creates the Office of Data Governance (the Office) in the Office of the Secretary of Administration, to be directed by the existing Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth. The Office is charged with overseeing general data governance in the Commonwealth, as well as developing and managing the Commonwealth Data Trust, a multi-stakeholder data exchange and analytics platform. A multi-level governance structure is established to govern the Trust. The provisions of the bill establishing the Office expire on July 1, 2023. The bill also establishes the Virginia Data Commission to advise the Office on issues relating to data sharing. The Commission is directed to review and evaluate the Office and provide recommendations regarding its permanent structure and long-term funding options. The provisions related to the Commission expire on July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101944D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1365)
01/27/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104189D-S1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1365S1)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments rejected
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104189D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1365S1
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/15/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with amendment(s) (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/22/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 9-N)
02/22/2021Committee substitute printed 21200308D-H1
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1365H1)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovationa amendments rejected
02/24/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21200308D-H1
02/24/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1365H1
02/24/2021Passed House with substitute (56-Y 41-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (56-Y 41-N)
02/25/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Title replaced 21200308D-H1
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1365ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1365ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 314 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0314)

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